It was exactly 30 years ago August 10 1984, when the name „Madhuri Dixit“ first appeared on the big screen and she literally rode into a frame. Sitting on a horse she caused a commotion at a small village fair, and went on to become an innocent, obstinate bride draped in sarees which were obviously too overwhelming for her tiny frame. The four years between Abodh and Tezaab gave her time to grow and mature, both as a person and as a performer, and when the luck finally raised her from amongst the mass of the struggling starlets into the league of superstars, she was ready and armed to face the challenge and to defend her place in the sun. Today she is still basking in its glory, her name etched into the film history with a golden thread. Few bothered about her at first, since she was neither a beauty Queen nor she could boast of illustrious film ancestry, fewer still believed she could be truly popular, and none could have imagined the impact she would eventually have. Yet today, 30 years later, Madhuri Dixit stands as a reference point of acting, dancing, beauty and all that makes an artist and a star. Being a favourite of Dilip Kumar, Waheeda Rehman and Vyjayanthimala, she has also earned the deepest respect of all her contemporaries and undying admiration from the new generations of actors and actresses.
With the greediness so typical for audience always hungry for more, we would like to make a wish today, for another 30 years of Madhuri Dixit, and we also want to thank her for all the joy she has already brought to us through her work and efforts.